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Updated BTS Adult Bronchiectasis Guideline 2018: a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive care
  1. Adam T Hill1,
  2. Sally A Welham2,
  3. Anita L Sullivan3,
  4. Michael R Loebinger4
  1. 1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2 British Thoracic Society, London, UK
  3. 3 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  4. 4 Host Defence Unit, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Adam T Hill, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland EH16 4SA, UK; adam.hill318{at}


The new British Thoracic Society (BTS) Guideline for Bronchiectasis in Adults has been published. This article provides a summary of key highlights of the new BTS Guideline and covers who to investigate, what investigations should be carried out and a management strategy.

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  • Contributors ATH led the development of the article. All authors were involved in the final editing and gave approval for the final document.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests All authors completed the annual Declaration of Interest form in line with BTS policy. ATH has declared funding from Bayer Healthcare, Boehringer Ingelheim. MRL has declared funding from Bayer Healthcare, Insmed, Pulmocide, Griffols, Polyphor, Savara.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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